Our partners at Classic1027 have rebranded and they’ve switched up their line up. You can see the new logo in the feature image above. The new line up includes presenter and show changes like the More Music Breakfast on weekday mornings with Kutlwano Masote, who was previously the host of Classic Living; new shows and presenters like On Screen on Saturdays at midday with Claire Mawisa, who is new to the station; and some favourite shows like Classic Business on week day evenings with Michael Avery.
Along with Claire Mawisa, who will host On Screen on Saturdays from 1pm and Your Music on Sundays from 12pm, Classic1027 also welcomes Yvette Johnston. Johnston hosts the Fine Living show on weekdays from 10am – this was previously Classic Living with Kutlwano Masote.
Classic1027 is South Africa’s only commercial classical music radio station. It’s fantastic to see and hear these changes that are about making classical music accessible to a larger audience. Those who listen to the station and classical music know that classical music can be fun, and interesting. The various classical music memes and puns floating around on the internet are one such example. If you don’t know what we mean, don’t Strauss. We’ve got your Bach. Or we could make you a Liszt.
“There is a perception that classical music is irrelevant and inaccessible. But there is a modern-day story to accompany classical music that especially younger people are connecting with”, says Classic1027 CEO Lyndon Johnstone. “Classical music might be old, but it definitely need not be old-fashioned,” he adds.
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“We cannot wait to see how the audience responds to the modernised Classic 1027. We are also looking forward to engaging personally with commercial partners at every possible opportunity,” says Penny Ndlovu, the head of programming at Classic1027.
Check out the new show schedule on the Classic1027 website to see what’s changed and what new shows you might enjoy.
Make sure you #ChangeYourTune and listen to the new Classic1027 for some great classic and classical music. You can tune in on radio, via DSTV channel 857, or stream online via the Classic1027 website.